Global 500 rank: 401 (Previous rank: 411)
2006 loss: $221 million
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Telecom equipment makers Alcatel and Lucent finally tied the knot last year, but the price was steep: merger-related restructuring costs approached $1 billion. The combined company also disclosed that wireless-service providers were dropping its products on concerns about its prospects. In the first quarter this year, revenues were down $1.6 billion from the same period a year earlier.
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